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Tian Provencal Recipe Vegetable

Vegetable Flower Tian Provencal

This tian recipe makes one pie, perfect for a lunch dish with a green salad and some fresh baguette. Tian Provencal tastes like summer and is best enjoyed when warm, either with polenta or potato wedges. This tart version is nothing complicated just a little patience, you’ll end up with a flower design.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Lunch Dish
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Flaky Pie Pastry** store-bought or homemade
  • 3 Yellow Squash
  • 3 Zucchini
  • 3 Carrots
  • 3 Garlic Cloves skin removed, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 4-5 tbsp Crème fraiche
  • 2-3 tbsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese optional
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven at 375ºF/ 180ºC.
  • Place the pastry in a greased pie pan or with parchment paper (I use a pie pan with a 24cm removable base) and prick the pastry with a fork.
  • Leave it in the fridge to chill while you prepare the veggies.
  • Wash the carrots and zucchini and cut in lengthwise strips using a peeler or mandolin.
  • When all the vegetables are ready in strips, remove the pie crust from the fridge.
  • Spread mustard and crème fraîche over the bottom of the pie, then sprinkle with Provençal herbs. Sprinkle with the cheese (if using).
  • Roll a few small strips of carrots and place them in the center of the pie pan and continue to wrapping the vegetable strips in a concentrated circle until the tart is full. (you can alternate the colours of the zucchini and carrots with your own liking)
  • Stuff crushed garlic in between the strips and drizzle olive oil over the top. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Baked in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. Watch the oven for the last 10 minutes to prevent the top edges of the vegetable from burning. I added another 10 minutes to the baking time to prevent the base from being soggy.
  • Cool in tart pan for 10 mins, then slice and serve. This pie can be enjoyed at room temperature too.


**You can make your own pie crust ahead of time. Homemade pie crust might take a longer time to cook.
Keyword Carrots, Tarts, Vegetarian Dish, Zucchini
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